Further, Troy’s refusal to accept Lyons’ payment suggests that he wants to keep his son in a kind of limbo, where he can’t get the gratification of keeping his promise—paying Troy back.
Why won’t troy let Lyons pay him back his $10 Why won’t troy go hear Lyons play?
Why doesn’t Troy accept the $10 Lyons promised to return? He thinks Lyon shouldn’t get the gratification of keeping his promise (paying back Troy), and also he thinks Lyon will come back again to borrow it.
Does Lyons pay Troy back?
Lyons surprises Troy by paying him back the ten dollars he borrowed from Troy two Fridays ago. Gabriel shows up at the house too and continues to talk about how he will be responsible for opening the gates to heaven on Judgment Day.
Why doesn’t troy give Lyons the money instead of his ritual?
Lyons is Troy’s 34 year old son from an earlier marriag. His relationship with his father is not pleasant because, Lyons asks for money or $10, usually every friday because he can’t make it on his own. … Troy doesn’t have any extra money because, Gabe moved to Miss Pearl’s and Troy has to pay for his rent.
Why does Troy resent Lyons?
Troy resents Lyons’s requests for money, since they result from Lyons’s refusal to get a “real” job. But perhaps because Troy missed Lyons’s childhood, Troy begrudgingly feels he must support Lyons now.
What did Troy do with Gabe’s money?
Gabe was wounded in World War II and now has a metal plate in his head. The disability money he receives as result of his injury allowed Troy to buy the house that the Maxsons now live in, a source of shame for Troy.
What Troy’s boss tells him?
Troy says that Mr. Rand told him to take the complaint to the union the following Friday. Troy isn’t afraid of getting fired. Bono transitions from the topic of Troy’s complaint at work to the subject of Alberta, a woman who hangs out at Taylor’s, a bar Troy and Bono like to frequent.
Does Lyons go to jail?
Too narrowly focused on becoming a musician, Lyons has to resort to crime (cashing other peoples’ checks) in order to make ends meet. Following in his father’s footsteps, Lyons ends up in jail.
What has happened to Troy at his job?
-barrier preventing Troy from getting a job–he was black and on his own, which then led to him stealing, getting shot, and going to prison for murder.
What is the relationship between Troy and Lyons?
Lyons is Troy’s son from a previous relationship. Troy had Lyons when he was still homeless and squatting in a shack by the river. Lyons’s mother moved on to another man while Troy was in prison, so Troy has never been much of a father to Lyons.